Horoscope – Feb. 12 to Feb. 18

What Next?

Storms rage all over the place, whether environmental or corporate or political. Keep the storms out of your head and home. This is a time when we could all practice some listening skills. Of course, if everybody does that, no one would talk. Now, wouldn’t that be nice for a change?

I wonder what would happen if we declared a National Day of Silence? I think that would do some people’s heads in. What would happen if no one spoke for a day? How would we communicate? That would be a fascinating experiment in awareness. It seems we have managed to ban just about everything verbal anyway, so why not put a ban on speaking for one day? Then we would have Freedom of no Speech. Call it First Amendment Day: The Right to Remain Silent.

Does this sound like a crazy idea? It does? Good. Just what a retrograde mercury in Aquarius calls for. Just for giggles, let’s go out and try it!

Aries (March 21- April 19): You have a lot to love this week! Even with this silly, quirky, upsetting retrograde Mercury, your week begins with the waxing Moon in your sign and that will kick a couple of other planets into action on your behalf. Even if recent events have overturned your apple cart, take heart!

Taurus (April 20 — May 20): This retrograde has you pretty grumpy and maybe even listless. With so much action in your sector of career, you may have been blindsided or even (gasp) “downsized.” With the recession bearing down on us, it’s best for you to hold onto what you have for now. Don’t push the river or you’ll lose.

Gemini (May 21- June 20): You are scurrying this way and that! This retrograde has plowed through your versatile mind and forced you to focus, but that doggone “C” word (Commitment) keeps coming up and you don’t like that word! Seems that particular word doesn’t exist in the 21st century, does it? You know what, though? Stick with what you’ve chosen.

Cancer (June 21 — July 22): Much more pressure and your shell is going to crack! You try scuttling this way and that, and you’ve even tried waving your pincers around as a scare tactic, but your soft side is too well known. With unpredictable occurrences in your sector of shared assets, you may feel that your security is threatened. It probably is … the best you can do now is to make yourself comfortable for the ride.

Leo (July 23 — August 22): You’ve really been focused on your relationships and your home. I bet you’re feeling like you have to be everywhere at once! You are reliable and noble, but you can’t let too many things pull you in too many directions or your nerves will get the better of you. It is so tempting to try and right every wrong; pick your battles.

Virgo (August 23 — September 21): With this intense and crazy energy going through the airwaves, it is very likely you are taking things personally that you shouldn’t be. Everything isn’t about you, and it’s not about blame or fault-finding. You work twice as hard to get half as far just by the nature of your sign, but don’t indulge in self-pity. Get on with living!

Libra (September 22 — October 23): Recent events may have you really riled, but this might be because you went against your better judgment. Listen to your guts, Libra! You do have them, you know! Although on the surface things are changing faster than we can keep up, don’t let apathy set in. You have to like yourself well enough to be your best friend and champion. You can also do it with class. Get going!

Scorpio (October 24- November 22): Yes, stuff is pretty whacky right now. You see the people you really don’t want to deal with and miss the people you want to spend time with. Hang in there and celebrate yourself on Thursday in whatever way works for you. This is the month of love, and if you are a male Scorpio native, do something romantic for your sweetheart; she probably will cherish it for a long time! Make those plans and reservations right now!

Sagittarius (November 23 — December 20): We’re almost done with this retrograde, but you will find yourself better off for having postponed something. This is an extraordinary time for you in general, and your Ruler Jupiter is seeing you through some frustrations. Keep working and producing. Cut the dead wood out of your life in terms of people that are weighing you down. You’ll need to be able to launch without extra weight!

Capricorn (December 21 — January 21): Gak. Taxes. I know, nobody loves them, but pay we all must; if you do wind up getting that check from the government, do something unusual with it. You are normally very careful with your money and you don’t like to take risks. This year sees you luckier than normal, though … when that rebate comes, put it to good use on something that will make you feel good for a long time.

Aquarius (January 22 — February 20): Wild and woolly, you’re about to lose your leggings with all that running around! With the Mercury retrograde in your sign, coupled with Saturn retrograde in your sign and Neptune occupying your sign … well, what can I say? There will be many that will want to buck your system, so don’t shoot your mouth off. This is a time to give a voice of reason, not another platitude. Use a soft but firm touch.

Pisces (February 21 — March 20): Oh, good grief! Pisces, don’t jump to conclusions or you’ll wind up gasping on the bank of the river! Someone that piles it on you isn’t necessarily your enemy and someone who pulls you out of the pile isn’t necessarily your friend. You get my drift? Discernment, dear one! Use your head!